Saturday, January 17, 2009

Baby Steps

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

A journey of a thousand miles
must begin with a single step.


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Or, in my case, a journey of a thousand books must begin with a single page! I find my home filled with lots of wonderful literature right now. The books themselves are nothing new, the READING of them is! There are a collection of books from, for, and about faith, and there are a bunch of books I simply WANT to read. Here is what is staring me down from the coffee table:
  • Big Russ and Me - Tim Russert
  • Pontoon - Garrison Keillor
  • Opening the Book of Faith - Jacobson, Powell, Olson
  • And One More Thing Before You Go - Maria Shriver
  • We Thought You Would Be Prettier - Laurie Notaro
  • Kate Remembered - A. Scott Berg
  • Disciple: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study
  • The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch
  • A Thread of Grace - Mary Doria Russell
Hmm...not exactly light reading. Perhaps that's why I keep having some difficulty when trying to finish reading these texts! Little Miss ADHD here needs to pick one or two, and really focus on completing those books. I think I just might try that!

I can't help but think of one of my favorite movies, "What About Bob?", where the psychiatrist suggests beginning things with 'baby steps'. WHY I love this movie, I'm not quite sure, but it keeps me laughing every time I view it, and wouldn't you know it, now fits into the blog thought of the day! HA!

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: The day is finally here! Tonight, I'm attending "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra" with Ann, Kim, and Kim's mom, Neva!

The show is at the Town Hall Arts Center just up the road in Littleton, and their website has this to say about the show: Great songs combined with witty and charming dialog create an eye-popping and ear-pleasing performance that will leave you feeling like the Chairman of the Board. My Way is not a Sinatra impersonation, but a tribute to the musical legacy this legendary performer left behind. Packed with over fifty songs, the cast of two musicians and four singers share renditions of Strangers in the Night, New York, New York, Chicago, That's Life, and of course My Way. In breaks between the medleys the actors recall quotes from Sinatra and memories other musicians had of the man. Whether you're a Sinatra fan or you just love good music, My Way will have you humming a tune all the way home. Come and see why The Best is Yet to Come!

Those of you who know me, know just how much I love the smooth, lyrical sounds of the Sinatra era. The text of the songs, the line of the melody. This theme was crafted into many written pieces during my Master's Degree coursework at Regis, my final presentation (CAP), my classroom, my iPod - you name it! Oooooh, I'm excited!


Chance said...

Why isn't Twilight by Stephanie Meyer on your list? Vampire romance is much more entertaining than it sounds.

Brenda said...

AAGGHH! No way! Both the words VAMPIRE and ROMANCE send me running in the other direction! :o) Maybe I'll take a peek when the OTHER books on the list have been absorbed, for entertainment purpose, of course! :o)

Corrina said...

The Last Lecture is a quick read, you won't want to put it down until you know all of him lifes lessons! Wonderful pick!